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The Alfred Jewel is a Anglo-Saxon ornament made of enamel and quartz enclosed in gold that was discovered in 1693. It has been dated from the late 9th century. It was made in the reign of Alfred the Great and is inscribed "aelfred mec heht gewyrcan", meaning 'Alfred ordered me made'.Ca. 900 A.D. Medieval.

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“When I say forever,' Koschei whispered, 'I mean until the black death of the world. An Ivan means just the present moment, the flickering light of it, in a green field, his mouth on yours. He means the stretching of that moment. But forever isn't bright; it isn't like that. Forever is cold and hard and final.” ― Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless

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A portrait of Phillip II (1527-1598), King of Spain. After Anthonis Mor, 1558. Philip's wife Mary I of England died the same year that this portrait was painted.

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Artefact from the Cuerdale hoard of 8,600 Viking silver items buried about 905 and found in 1840 near Preston, Lancashire, England.

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electric word life means forever and thats a mighty long time - love Prince too hard to pick a fav ❤️

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The world can be dark and uncertain and cruel. The only thing that really matters is that we face it together.

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